chris hillman

Chris Hillman - Bidin' My Time (9/10)

It’s been over a decade since this architect of country rock had a proper studio release, and it is pure pleasure to dip into the well and drink from the source. The former Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers founder is in fine voice and partners with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and members of the Heartbreakers for a session filled with timeless classics, deep cuts, compelling originals and unparalleled harmonies. Hillman’s pedigree is rooted in the ‘60s but proves he is just as relevant today, with reworked versions of Pete Seeger’s “Bells of Rhymney” and the Everly Brothers’ “Walk Right Back.”

Rounder Records
Producer: Tom Petty and Herb Pedersen